Avant-Garde Investigations w/ James Benning

Listen to our in-depth podcast conversation with legendary American experimental filmmaker James Benning from the 2023 Berlinale.

TFV’s Matt Micucci shares an extensive conversation with the legendary American experimental filmmaker James Benning, who presented his latest film, Allensworth, in the Forum section of the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival.

The film centres on the title location, the first self-administered African-American municipality in California. A great starting point for a conversation covering several aspects of Benning’s filmmaking and art, from the political nature of his works to his admiration of Henry David Thoreau.

Showcast is a series of candid podcast conversations from film festivals and film markets, presented by The Film Verdict and hosted by Matt Micucci.

Featured photo: Berlinale.

  • A poster of the 2024 AVP Summit, which took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Image: AVP Summit

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